The 1960s were an incredible era for cars, and the period that just about every American car maker wanted to stake their claim in the muscle car category. Some have stood the test of time quite well, and others haven't overcome challenges that a few long decades can offer. Today the muscle car segment has more horsepower and features to offer than ever, and easily turn heads on pavement straightaways and drag strips year-round here at Landmark Dodge of Atlanta.
The staff of Hotcars.com churned out an awesome list last week highlighting some of the most powerful and best-sounding muscle cars ever witnessed on the road. They immediately included our prized Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and Charger SRT Hellcat as two of the best examples of thrills on wheels. As electrification looms and a slightly confusing era is upon us, the raw sentiment and appeal of these amazing engines and mass muscle are abundant. There is nothing more exhilarating than when the days of Summer arrive and you get to take what is respectably a bundle of well-engineered magic out for an aggressive spin.
The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon derived its wicked power from a 6.2-liter Hemi V8 engine, with a jaw-dropping 840 horsepower and exclusive drag-racing equipment. It was brashly and thoroughly fiercer than any of its competitors, and even though it ceased production 3 years ago, remains a longstanding icon in the muscle car category. It bears the Car and Driver -claimed status of “One of the coolest and craziest cars to ever wear a Dodge Badge”. Blasting through the quarter-mile haplessly in just 9.65 seconds at 140 mph, it can truly boast the stuff of “gut-punch takeoffs”.
The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is a bit unassuming concerning its fully-fledged muscle car status, but four doors don't seem to matter much when a startling 707 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque are on the table. By boasting this sick level of power, the SRT Hellcat can completely annihilate other cars with more expensive price tags, and while it is ideal for long road trips, it also fares fantastically while completely demolishing drag strips. Cornering that is far beyond impressive and nimble handling for such a powerful beast are just a few other highlights that render this practical vehicle excitingly unpractical.
The muscle car has been a staple in the American auto industry and the modern versions do not disappoint. With their impressive muscle car options Dodge will forever be known as the king of engine construction, and digital forms of applause such as making this list have been a common occurrence for decades of high-octane and pure driving excitement!